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1990s Science Fiction and Pax Americana

As intellectual historians, we often find ourselves asking questions not just about what the key academic and public intellectuals were saying about a time period, but also what popular culture indicated to be the zeitgeist of the age. Being a science fiction fan myself, I enjoy thinking about the ways that genre mirrors the cultural and intellectual fears of an era. After reading the excellent guest post on horror and intellectual history from a few days ago, I was inspired to think about the science fiction of my childhood, and examine what it said about the world I grew up Read more